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From NAFTA to TPP, Canada Hasn't Learned From Free Trade Mistakes

Sujata Dey | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Sujata Dey

Many of the promises -- increased productivity, more jobs, more money in our pockets -- have simply not come true. This is ironic because, as free trade agreements become toxic all over the world, Canada, a country bound by a long-standing trade deal, has not had a comprehensive debate on the proposed CETA (trans-Atlantic) or TPP (trans-Pacific) agreements.

Trade Restrictions Can Give The Paris Agreement Some Teeth

Andre Arnet-Zargarian | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada Business
Andre Arnet-Zargarian

Much attention is paid to the fact that, like its predecessors, the Paris Agreement is "toothless" because it isn't backed up by an enforcement mechanism. This pessimism is understandable. Without clear and binding targets, how can any of the signatories be assured that their sacrifices will lead to meaningful emissions reductions? How can they know that the potentially difficult transition towards renewable energy will be a shared burden? The bad news is that the Paris Agreement is unlikely to introduce strict targets or develop an enforcement mechanism in the foreseeable future.

Americans Won't Know Where Meat Comes From .. Because Of Canada

CP | Mary Clare Jalonick, The Associated Press | Posted 01.04.2016 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - It's now harder for Americans to find out where their beef or pork was born, raised and slaughtered. After more than a decade of wrang...

Canada Averts Trade War With U.S.

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Business

Repeal of country-of-origin labelling a victory for Canadian meat exporters.

Not Good Enough: Canada Displeased With U.S. Move In Trade Spat

CP | Posted 07.24.2016 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON — The Canadian government isn't satisfied by the latest step taken by U.S. lawmakers to avoid a continental trade war.The government said...

Global Trade Deal Ends Tariffs On Hundreds Of Tech Products

CP | Posted 07.24.2016 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON — Dozens of countries have agreed to abolish duties on more than 200 technology products — from advanced computer chips to GPS devices,...

Ag Minister Threatens Tariffs On U.S. Over Meat Labeling Laws

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.28.2015 | Canada Business

Canada's agriculture minister says time is running short for the U.S. to avoid trade tariffs over its discriminatory meat labelling laws.Gerry Ritz sa...

Food Prices May Jump If Canada Makes Good On U.S. Trade War Threat

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada Business

Controversial U.S. rules that requires meats’ country of origin to be labelled are behind the Canadian government’s threats of a trade war that co...

Victory For Canada In Meat Labelling Dispute With U.S.

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.20.2014 | Canada Business

Canada has won a battle in an ongoing trade dispute with the United States over meat-labelling laws that have hurt the beef and pork industries. Th...

Selling Europe On The Seal Hunt

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2014 | Canada Business

GENEVA - Canada's northern development minister says it was wrong for the World Trade Organization to uphold a European Union ban on seal products bas...

Three Ways to Boost Canada's Tourism Image

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 10.06.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Stability, peacefulness, politeness and a welcoming atmosphere go a long way when considering a nation in which to settle down and raise a family. When you are contemplating flinging free on vacation, those qualities aren't as enticing. So, what do you do if you need to become more attractive? Here are some thoughts.

Why Are We Bullying The World's Poorest Countries?

Mark Fried | Posted 07.18.2013 | Canada
Mark Fried

We haven't heard much out of the World Trade Organization since 2005, when the US government decided to continue subsidizing corporate farms rather than forge a global trade deal. Yet the WTO machinery keeps grinding on -- and grinding poor countries down.

Canada Loses To EU, Japan Complaint In International Trade Spat

CP | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The federal and Ontario governments are reviewing a ruling by the World Trade Organization that made-in-Ontario provisions of the province's...

Argentina, Bete Noire of the G20

Andrew Cooper | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada Business
Andrew Cooper

On top of the generalized global interest about Argentina's move to nationalize its largest energy company YPF, the majority owner of which had been the Spanish energy company Repsol, there is a special local twist as the Mexican President Felipe Calderón has been particularly critical of Argentina's move calling it "very regrettable."

China's Pound of Euro-Flesh

Jeff Cimbalo | Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Business
Jeff Cimbalo

Given the European Union's occasionally expressed but steady desire to define their role in the world apart from the United States, and given the eurozone's relative weakness right now, a close relationship with China may be seen as the only non-U.S. alternative for them to pursue.

Will Proposed U.S. Law Spark A Trade War With China?

CP | Scott McDonald, The Associated Press | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Business

BEIJING, China - China stepped up its criticism Tuesday of a proposed U.S. law to punish countries with artificially low currencies, saying there woul...

Green Energy Act Sufferers Seeing Red

John Laforet | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada
John Laforet

Dalton McGuinty's Green Energy Act has failed to provide the thousands of high value jobs he has spent the last two years claiming it would and Canada's reputation as a free trader is being challenged by important members of the global community. But sadly, it's Ontarians who will clean up the mess.

UN: U.S., European Austerity Leading To Disaster

Reuters | Tom Miles | Posted 11.06.2011 | Canada Business

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - The pursuit of austerity measures and deficit cuts is pushing the world economy toward disaster in a mi...